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Lawrence University Artist Series Presents the Empire Brass with Douglas Major

The Lawrence University Artist Series will continue with the Empire Brass Quintet. Joining the Empire Brass on stage will be Douglas Major, organist.

The concert takes place February 4 at 8 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Tickets are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, 920-832-6749 and range from $15 for students to $22 for adults.

The Empire Brass enjoys an international reputation as North America’s finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire. The five musicians, all of whom have held leading positions with major American orchestras, perform more than 100 concerts a year in cities such as New York, Boston, Chicago, Washington, D.C., London, Zurich and Tokyo.

The Empire Brass has been featured on CBS’s “Good Morning America,” NBC’s “Today Show” and “Sunday Today” and PBS’s “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.”

A series of best-selling compact discs on the Telarc label offers music that spans 500 years from a dozen different countries. The most recent of these are Romantic Brass, an anthology of Spanish and French music; Brass on Broadway; Class Brass – On the Edge, featuring works from Khachaturian, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and Copland; and Mozart For Brass, arrangements of Mozart works by Rolf Smedvig, one of the group’s trumpeters, with the collaboration of the electronic percussionist Kurt Wortman.

Organist Douglas Major has made solo appearances in major cities around the world and has performed with artists and ensembles ranging from Ravi Shankar, Aretha Franklin and Dave Brubeck to the National Symphony, the French National Orchestra, the Folger Consort, and the Marine Corps Band. Major plays many solo recitals and dedications of new organs in the United States as well. In May 2001, he participated in the first American Organists Festival in Kiev, Ukraine, playing recitals to standing-room-only audiences.

As a composer, Major’s works include anthems, canticles, and psalms for chorus; organ solo music; and music for synthesizers and choir, as well as piano and vocal compositions. His solo recordings include eight organ compact discs recorded on the Washington National Cathedral’s magnificent 185-rank Skinner organ. With the Empire Brass, Major has recorded “A Bach Festival” for Angel/EMI.

For additional information on this and other “Performing Arts at Lawrence” series concerts, please visit www.lawrence.edu/news/performingartsseries.

Lawrence University Artist Series Presents Zukerman, Flutist, and Kondonassis, Harpist

The final performance of the 2005-06 Lawrence University Artist Series will be a performance by flutist Eugenia Zukerman and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. The concert, which will feature works by Benedetto Marcello, Alan Hovhaness, Vincent Persichetti, and Jacques Ibert, will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Tickets for this event are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, 920-832-6749, and range from $15.00 for students to $22 for adults. The Box Office is located in the east entrance lobby of Brokaw Hall and is open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “one of the finest flutists of our time,” Eugenia Zukerman is a consummate musician. Her elegant sound along with her lyrical phrasing, extraordinary agility, and compelling stage presence, have contributed to her popularity as an international performer with orchestra, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music ensembles in North America, Europe, and Asia for over 25 years.

A versatile artist, Ms Zukerman is respected for her innovative programming as well as for her performances. She has been Artistic Director of the international Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains since 1998. The festival has grown artistically under her guidance, and includes residencies with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony. The festival has presented such ensembles as eighth blackbird, the Shanghai Quartet, the Rossetti String Quartet, as well as such solo artists as Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Hailed by the New York Times as a harpist with “powerful playing and musicianly energy,” Yolanda Kondonassis is recognized as one of the world’s foremost harpists, performing both as a concerto soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, Far East, and Europe.

Since making her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, she has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony, to name but a few. Other solo appearances include engagements at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Kondonassis has performed at the Marlboro, Spoleto, Tanglewood, Bravo! Colorado, Bay Chamber, Strings in the Mountains, and Mainly Mozart Festivals. She has collaborated with members of the Alban Berg, Guarneri, Rossetti, Shanghai, and Vermeer string quartets.

Lawrence University Artist Series Presents Zukerman, Flutist, and Kondonassis, Harpist

The final performance of the 2005-06 Lawrence University Artist Series will be a performance by flutist Eugenia Zukerman and harpist Yolanda Kondonassis. The concert, which will feature works by Benedetto Marcello, Alan Hovhaness, Vincent Persichetti, and Jacques Ibert, will take place on Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Tickets for this event are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, 920-832-6749, and range from $15.00 for students to $22 for adults. The Box Office is located in the east entrance lobby of Brokaw Hall and is open from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

Acclaimed by the Boston Globe as “one of the finest flutists of our time,” Eugenia Zukerman is a consummate musician. Her elegant sound along with her lyrical phrasing, extraordinary agility, and compelling stage presence, have contributed to her popularity as an international performer with orchestra, in solo and duo recitals, and in chamber music ensembles in North America, Europe, and Asia for over 25 years.

A versatile artist, Ms Zukerman is respected for her innovative programming as well as for her performances. She has been Artistic Director of the international Vail Valley Music Festival in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains since 1998. The festival has grown artistically under her guidance, and includes residencies with the New York Philharmonic, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the Dallas Symphony. The festival has presented such ensembles as eighth blackbird, the Shanghai Quartet, the Rossetti String Quartet, as well as such solo artists as Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Alisa Weilerstein.

Hailed by the New York Times as a harpist with “powerful playing and musicianly energy,” Yolanda Kondonassis is recognized as one of the world’s foremost harpists, performing both as a concerto soloist and recitalist throughout the United States, Far East, and Europe.

Since making her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, she has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the New York Chamber Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Florida Orchestra, the Rochester Philharmonic, and the New World Symphony, to name but a few. Other solo appearances include engagements at Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, and Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. A devoted chamber musician, Ms. Kondonassis has performed at the Marlboro, Spoleto, Tanglewood, Bravo! Colorado, Bay Chamber, Strings in the Mountains, and Mainly Mozart Festivals. She has collaborated with members of the Alban Berg, Guarneri, Rossetti, Shanghai, and Vermeer string quartets.

Lawrence University Artist Series Presents the King’s Singers

The Lawrence University Artist Series will start its 2004-05 “Performing Arts at Lawrence” season with a performance by the vocal ensemble, King’s Singers.  The concert will take place on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.  Tickets for this event are available at the Lawrence University Box Office, 920-832-6749, and range from $15 for students to $22 for adults.

Founded at King’s College in Cambridge in 1968, the King’s Singers are one of the world’s most sought-after and acclaimed vocal ensembles. Known for presenting diverse programs encompassing a wide range of repertoire, they have performed throughout North America in such prestigious venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Washington’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in the major halls of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Internationally, the King’s Singers uphold a strong presence across most of the globe. The group has performed in the major halls of London, Paris, Rome, Salzburg, Vienna, Amsterdam, Budapest, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Beirut, Taipei, Hong Kong, Macao, Seoul, Tokyo, and Mexico City, among other cities.

This extraordinary vocal ensemble is equally at home singing Renaissance madrigals, transcriptions of orchestral classics, folk music in various languages and popular songs; this wide-ranging repertoire is reflected in the ensemble’s more than 70 recordings, which have won several Grammy nominations. In addition to their sold-out concerts in recital orchestral and festival venues worldwide, the King’s Singers are also familiar to American television audiences through their numerous television appearances, including Evening at Pops with the Boston Pops, their own six-part series broadcast on A&E, and numerous appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show and The Today Show.

For additional information on this and other “Performing Arts at Lawrence” series concerts, please visit www.lawrence.edu/news/performingartsseries.